Robotino Hackathon 2013

Submitted by tim on 25. January 2013 - 16:10

Together with the IMA/ZLW & IFU Institute Cluster, RWTH Aachen University and the Department for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Robotics Group, FH Aachen we founded a new joint team to participate in the RoboCup Logistics League sponsored by Festo (LLSF)

As a preparation for RoboCup 2013 in Eindhoven, there will be a Hackathon from February 25th to March 1st. The goal of this Hackathon is to develop high-level programs for reasoning and behavior execution for the new tasks and challenges in the LLSF. integrate a robotics system based on the Robotino robot, that can complete certain logistics task in a restricted environment.

Who can participate?

Any student of the RWTH Aachen University or the FH Aachen can participate. Because of constraints in room and advisers participants will be selected among the applicants. Strong applications including good qualifying information are preferred.

Participants should be fluent in C++ programming. A background in robotics (lectures, programming experience etc.) and interest in logical programming languages and knowledge representation and reasoning is preferred but not required. Students must be eager to learn about new mathematical and programming concepts and to work in small groups on a particular topic.

What do we offer?

We can offer first-hand knowledge and experience in robot research and application development from an experienced team of robotics researchers. There will be introductory talks on the first day introducing the topics. On the following days small groups will work on the development and integration of high-level behavior control components for the new tasks and challenges in the LLSF.

The event will help to prepare for the RoboCup 2013 in Eindhoven. There will be free Pizza and soft drinks throughout the Hackathon.

Background Info

The RoboCup Logistics League is a brand-new league sponsored by the German industrial manufacturer Festo. The goal is to solve problems in logistics with autonomous mobile robots in a competitive environment. Three Robotino robots per team have the task to transport material between production locations within the field of play.

When will the Hackathon take place?

The Hackathon will be held from February 25th 2013 to March 1st 2013. The Hackathon will be held daily from 9:00 to 18:00. Should you apply participation on each day for the full time is expected (exceptions could be negotiated, state in your application).

How to participate

To participate you will need to apply by email until February 5th 2013. Applicants will be notified by February 15th of acceptance or rejection. There are only a limited number of slots available. Applications will be selected based on the documentation handed in with the application.

To apply send an email to Tim Niemueller including information regarding your studies, semester, and about your background in (C++) programming, robotics, and relevant lectures.